Friday, February 19, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up

Another week on the Journey is drawing to a close.

What do I have to show for it?

Well, for one thing, I can give thanks for the good things. Every week I search for at least five things that made me smile in the past week. I then link up with the bloggers at Susanne's space to share.

1. As always, these faces make me smile:

2. This blog post, Contentment Begins at Dawn, by my new friend Chris. I cannot get enough of reading it.

3.  Pandora - I've been playing it constantly this week. I really love the song Trust in You by Lauren Daigle. It's kind of my theme song right now.

4. Hershey's Kisses - when "stressed" out, I need "desserts" like chocolate. A Kiss delivers a pure shot of chocolate!

5.  Quote of the week ... and it's from me!

"Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you realize He gives you what you need."

That moment, when you realize Romans 8:28 is always at work in your life? Priceless!  He gives us what we need - the bad as well as the good. Everything happens is to shape you into what He has in mind for you - becoming more like Jesus.

Bonus:  flowers for Valentine's Day from my guy:

Also, this week, I have focused, and will continue to walk out, ways to be less stressed and yet do things that make me come alive.

Because that is how I want to live this one beautiful life - doing what makes me excited!

Oh, and a bonus - I got Friday's to-do list all done. Yay me!


Anonymous said...

I love getting a list all done! Congrats. Sweet photos of the twins. Those roses are very pretty! Have a good weekend.

Faith said...

those grandchildren of yours just keep getting bigger! 😀

yay for the " to do" list being done....always a great feeling.

a little bit of chocolate is such a nice treat!

YES!!! so glad to hear you are living intentionally life is too short to be stressed! and the Lord commands us to NOT be anxious!!! when we cast everything at His feet...oh what peace we have.

enjoy your weekend!!

betty said...

Such pretty flowers :) The twins are so beautiful/handsome :)


Denise said...

nice wrap up.

Leah Adams said...

those cute faces made me smile, too. Love your Friday wrap up post!

Monica said...

What adorable little grands!!! Yes, we keep a bag of Hershey kisses around too! The dark chocolate variety. ;)
Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!!

Wendy said...

Lovely grandchildren and well done on getting the to do list done. Have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love keeping little chocolates around for a quick chocolate fix - usually Hershey's miniatures. Love the grandkids' pictures! I haven't used Pandora much but my son and d-i-l love it. I do like your quote. Much as I would love for God to remove the frustrations and problems, He has some reason for us to experience them, and provides His grace through them. Love the Valentine's Day flowers!

Anonymous said...

I love your opening comments, Jerri. Definitely a great time to be gathering up and remembering the good gifts of the week. Thanks for sharing about how you are keeping on keeping on!